Party At The Best In-Store Beach Bash Of The Season — Sand Not Included

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2The beaches are officially open, which begs the question: Do you have your new suit yet? If the answer is no (or you're just avoiding the issue at hand), then boost your self-confidence and your spirits at Edith Hart tonight.

Between 5 and 7 p.m., the Wicker Park boutique is hosting a "beach party," complete with the latest swimwear from Basta Surf, a rad eco-chic swimwear line. Fun fact: The hangtags are made with 100% recycled paper and embedded with wildflower seeds, so you can actually plant that sucker (hello, urban garden!). Of course, if you plan on spending time in the sun this summer, you need to be taking care of your skin. To the rescue, the new organic skin-care line Earth Tu Face, the brain child of two herbalists and their garden — really!

To keep with the, um, "green" theme, there will be plenty of limey margaritas (and tacos!), courtesy of Big Star. Hey, who said you can't take a trip to Mexico on a random Thursday night?

Edith Hart,1917 North Damen Avenue (at Cortland Street); 773-252-3350.

Photo: Courtesy of Basta Surf